Each week, we survey the American scene making observations that are strictly personal and bear no relation to any hard evidence.
It snowed in St. Louis the other day and I went to mail a package. I only saw one person at the counter and asked where everyone was. He told me they couldn’t get to work due to the snow. Whatever happened to the postman who got the mail through despite, rain, snow, and other horrible conditions?
John mcCain is a decent man. His problem is being in an indecent political party. He thus winds up making indecent statements to please the indecent people.
If you are under the illusion people teaching in colleges are intelligent, then go to a college faculty meeting. The faculty will spend hours discussing the parking situation but not a minute discussing teaching and learning.
I continually get comments from people defending their right to own a weapon because they want to protect themselves against criminals. In the same breath they oppose laws that require a background check to determine if the purchaser has a criminal record. Is there a contradiction in holding these views?
There is something especially sensual in women’s hair blowing in a fierce wind.
Eventually robots will do the work in fast food outlets. Then, where will teenagers make some money?
Never ask a St. Louisian about the weather. It changes every two hours.
People constantly tell me Ron Paul has the solution to our economic problems by ending the income tax. OK, our federal budget is $3 TRILLION and the military, which he dislikes, absorbs about 20%. So, where will he get the other $2.4 TRILLION? Please don’t tell me by “savings” since every candidate in the 20th and 21st century has made that claim. Ron Paul is corporate America’s dream candidate since he wants to end government controls over our economy.
I find it sad the only candidate who campaigned for the rights of poor people is partially undone by the cost of his haircut.
I just become irritated when Bush gives one of those smirks.
If we had a law making it illegal to make comments about alleged conspiracies, what would people writing on blogs talk about?
I just know the New York Giants can’t win the Super Bowl, the head of the CIA said they would win. We all know how good are CIA predictions.
I was sitting in a bagel shop when some girls from the local Catholic high school entered and ordered bagels. And, people claim there have been no changes in American attitudes toward other cultures? In my day, if you wanted a pizza you had to find some Italian restaurant.
Did they always call “I-Hop” I-Hop?” As I recall it was the International House of Pancakes.
They are giving a baseball pitcher who had a record of 15-13 about $140 million. What would he have received if he actually won 20 games?
I am deeply concerned about Mitt Romney. If he doesn’t get the nomination does this mean he has to go on a trip to spread the Mormon religion? If so, will he be showing up at my door wearing a white shirt and dark pants?
I guess White Castle is only fast food establishment that was around in my childhood. Why? What is its secret of success?
Peace and Love